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Martins Bank 1928+

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image068The Kirkby area of Liverpool has been in need of a permanent branch for personal customers for several years when Martins Bank finally opens one in 1961. A sub-Branch was opened on Kirkby Trading Estate in 1946 to cater for the various businesses on site, and between 1957 and 1961 a service was offered to people living in housing estates at Kirkby and Croxteth using one of the Bankís Mobile Branch caravans. Also, during the months leading up to the opening of the new branch, one of Martins Mobile Branches is given a temporary spot in Cherryfield Drive to attract the new business that will help get the permanent Branch off to a good start.

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The Branch has a distinct look on the outside, and on the inside we see a counter area still free of the bandit screens that through the increasing number of armed robberies will begin to change the cashier/customer relationship from the mid-sixties onwards. As a self accounting sub branch to Liverpool Clubmoor, Kirkby enjoys limited autonomy, full bank opening hours including Saturday, and a Clerk in Charge with authority to make some managerial decisions.Kirkby survives the merger with Barclays, and continues to trade until early 1987.


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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030/1517

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1964 MR ID Craig Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

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Mr I D Craig

Clerk in Charge

1964 onwards







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11-23-50 Liverpool Kirkby†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Self Accounting Sub to 11-95-20 LIVERPOOL CLUBMOOR

147 Cherryfield Drive Kirkby Liverpool

91 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

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I D Craig Clerk in Charge


15 December 1969

23 February 1987


opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-47-02 Kirkby Liverpool Cherryfield Drive

Closed and moved to St Chadís Drive